Monday 24 March 2014

Holme on Spalding Moor history group

Tonight I have given a talk on Yorkshire emigrants to the Holme on Spalding Moor history group. This  is a friendly and comparatively new group who are interested in anything relevant to the history of HosM. To date members have researched the names on the village war memorial and are in the process of setting up a website.

It is surprisingly cold outside and last night was the coldest of the winter so far. I have sown lettuce, radish and cress seeds in the greenhouse but my Arran Pilot seed potatoes are still in the house. The snowdrops have largely finished and now the garden is full of daffodils. My peach tree has pink blossom - but will it survive in this weather?

I am researching a family at the moment who ended up in Goole but who originated in the Colne area. Family members were hand loom weavers and later worked in the mills. I am finding it very interesting learning the local geography and  background of this area of Lancashire.

Soon tho' I am hoping to return to researching the history of Saltmarshe - there is much material available about both the family and the village.

Sunday 9 March 2014

Howden First World War database

This is just a brief post which links to the database of Howden soldiers and sailors whose names appear on Howden war memorial

This is an ongoing project in association with my WEA Howden history class.

There will be more information appearing later. Please check back